Voices Against Violence


11 September 2010

Kapiti Police Community Constable Sonya Sloan shows Michelle Scriven, and

Louise(4) and Sam (1) Scriven, the new ‘Voices Against Violence’ children’s art display at Coastlands.

Students from several Kapiti Coast schools have produced pictures showing what it feels like to be safe, happy and with people you trust.

It’s a clear message that violence ruins all these values — and the pictures, sketches and paintings will be on show all this month.

Some will then be transferred onto tiles,which will be used with a special sculpture being produced by Raumati South artist Bodhi Vincent.

The sculpture will become a permanent feature of the Kapiti Police Station in Rimu Road, Paraparaumu.

The whole project is part of an initiative by Kapiti Voices Against Violence.

This comprises 30 groups, including Police, campaigning to reduce and banish violence.

A key aim is to cut family violence — and the children’s art display is aimed at increasing people’s awareness of the need for a safe environment — and improving access to services available on the Coast.

Hello Mr Webmaster

Everybody in Samoa says ‘Talofa’ to you and Dianne.

They say the paper looks fantastic — particularly the new stories.

You have obviously been doing a great job. The lead story is certainly strong.

Best wishes

Alan and Helen

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